Re: [PATCH] NET: bcm63xx_enet: move phy_(dis)connect into probe/remove

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On 19 April 2012 15:33, Maxime Bizon <mbizon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 21:30 +0200, Jonas Gorski wrote:
>> The phy state machine will start in PHY_READY after phy_connect, which
>> will result in NOPs, so no call to bcm_enet_adjust_phy_link() after
>> _probe() and before _open(). The state machine starts doing real work
>> only after calling phy_start(), which happens only after the dma
>> register accesses in open(). So no race here.
> If I read the phylib code correctly, after phy_connect() the phy is in
> READY state, and you can access it via ethtool.

Yes, but none of the ethtool functions cause register writes in the
priv->has_phy = true case when in PHY_READY or PHY_HALTED state. All
they do is modify the phy_device's settings.
The settings only get taken over when the phy is started and the
phy_state_machine is running, so after phy_start() was and before

In the priv->has_phy = false case they do cause register writes since
bcm_enet_adjust_link() might get called, but these never use the phy
state machine, so my patch does not change anything there.

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